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Y M C A  Spiritual  Legacy
Y M C A  Spiritual  Legacy
Y M C A  Spiritual  Legacy
Y M C A  Spiritual  Legacy
Y M C A  Spiritual  Legacy
Y M C A  Spiritual  Legacy
Y M C A  Spiritual  Legacy
Y M C A  Spiritual  Legacy
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Y M C A Spiritual Legacy

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Explore the spiritual roots and influencers of the YMCA

Explore the spiritual roots and influencers of the YMCA

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  • 1. YMCA Spiritual Legacy <ul><li>Sir George Williams </li></ul><ul><li>1821-1905 </li></ul><ul><li>Founder of the YMCA </li></ul><ul><li>A passion to reach young men </li></ul><ul><li>Committed to Prayer </li></ul><ul><li>Knighted by Queen Victoria </li></ul><ul><li>&amp;quot;...if you wish to have a happy, useful, and profitable life, give your hearts to God while you are young.&amp;quot; </li></ul>
  • 2. YMCA Spiritual Legacy <ul><li>Rev. D.L. Moody </li></ul><ul><li>1837-1899 </li></ul><ul><li>President of the YMCA </li></ul><ul><li>First YMCA employee in Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>World famous evangelist </li></ul><ul><li>“ A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have.” </li></ul>
  • 3. YMCA Spiritual Legacy <ul><li>John R. Mott </li></ul><ul><li>1865-1955 </li></ul><ul><li>Nobel Prize Winner </li></ul><ul><li>President YMCA World Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Student Missions Mobilizer </li></ul><ul><li>“ It is our duty to evangelize the world because we owe all men the gospel. To have a knowledge of Christ is to incur a responsibility to every man who has it not..” </li></ul>
  • 4. YMCA Spiritual Legacy <ul><li>Anthony Bowen </li></ul><ul><li>1805-1872 </li></ul><ul><li>Founded the first YMCA for African-Americans </li></ul><ul><li>Active in the Underground Railroad </li></ul><ul><li>Founded the St. Paul AME Church (1856) </li></ul><ul><li>Active Sunday School teacher </li></ul>
  • 5. YMCA Spiritual Legacy <ul><li>Charles K. Ober </li></ul><ul><li>1882-1948 </li></ul><ul><li>Survived 8 days adrift at sea through prayer </li></ul><ul><li>Developed leaders for the YMCA </li></ul><ul><li>Special secretary in France and England during WWI </li></ul><ul><li>&amp;quot;It is right for me to serve God and to live for Him, and I will do it” </li></ul>
  • 6. YMCA Spiritual Legacy <ul><li>James Naismith </li></ul><ul><li>1861-1939 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Invented” Basketball for the YMCA </li></ul><ul><li>Recruited and trained men for the YMCA </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Director at Springfield YMCA Training School </li></ul><ul><li>&amp;quot;What is the work of a YMCA Physical Director?... To win men for the Master through the gym.&amp;quot; </li></ul>
  • 7. YMCA Spiritual Legacy <ul><li>Oswald Chambers </li></ul><ul><li>1874-1917 </li></ul><ul><li>Author of “ My Utmost for His Highest ” </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioned by YMCA to minister to troops in Egypt during WWI </li></ul><ul><li>Encouraged the troops in YMCA “Huts” </li></ul><ul><li>“… We either go towards a more and more… useless type of Christian life, or we become more and more ablaze for the glory of God” </li></ul>
  • 8. YMCA Spiritual Legacy <ul><li>William Borden </li></ul><ul><li>1887-1913 </li></ul><ul><li>Heir of Borden Dairy fortune </li></ul><ul><li>Started Yale Hope Mission with YMCA </li></ul><ul><li>“ I saw that Jesus Christ could work miracles in men&apos;s lives.” </li></ul><ul><li>Died as a missionary at age 25 </li></ul><ul><li>“ No reserves, no retreats, no regrets!” </li></ul>

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